A New Orleans Police Officer is in serious but stable condition after getting shot in the face yesterday afternoon in the French Quarter at the intersection of Royal and St. Phillips. N-O-P-D says a supsect is in custody. Authorities say a man in a pedicab started shooting the officer unprovoked while dozens of innocent bystanders were in the area. Chief Shaun Ferguson says the officer has a bullet lodged in his skull below his left eye.
Officials anticipate a majority of customers will have their power back in southeast Louisiana by the end of the weekend but some areas might still be out through Tuesday. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Louisiana’s congressional delegation request for a 100-percent Federal Cost Share of debris removal from Hurricane Laura receives approval from President Trump. Senator Bill Cassidy says this isn’t the first time Trump has approved a 100-percent cost share, it was also done for Florida in 2018 for Hurricane Michael…
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Cassidy says the federal government has agreed to pick up the entire cost for Hurricane Laura debris removal for a 30-day period determined by the state.
LSU will look for its fourth straight win over Auburn this afternoon at 2:30. The Tigers will start freshman QB TJ Finley for a second straight game. Louisiana Tech is looking to snap a two-game losing streak as they host U-A-B at 2:30. Senior running back Israel Tucker on what it will take to beat the Blazers…
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Also today ULM hosts Appalachian State, while Ragin Cajuns are at Texas State.